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Ex-Blue Jays News: Drury, Hinske, McGuire, Nay

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings (Some of these transactions date back to December.) -RHP Chase De Jong (Blue Jays' 2012 second-round pick) signs a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. -INF/OF Brandon Drury signs a minor league deal with the... Continue Reading →

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Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Lasorda passes away at 93

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Tommy Lasorda pitched a record nine seasons with the International League's Montreal Royals. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers manager and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Lasorda has passed away at the age of 93. The Los Angeles Dodgers issued a statement this... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Blue Jays News: Hechavarria, Maile, Morrow, Smoak

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada There have been lots of rumours and very little action during this major league off-season. The Toronto Blue Jays have been linked to almost every big name free agent - George Springer, D.J. LeMahieu, Trevor Bauer, J.T. Realmuto and Liam Hendriks - but like almost every other major league... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Danny Klassen, Tommy Lasorda

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         This post-season could represent the first time in major league history that two Canadian pitchers will start playoff openers for their respective clubs. Right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has been the ace of the National League East champion Atlanta Braves this season, while left-hander... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Adam Loewen, Vern Rapp

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Yes, it’s become trite to complain about how much big leaguers are paid, but here’s an illustration of just how insane major league salaries are: Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison posted a 5.57 ERA, including a 13.89 ERA in September, while making $520,100... Continue Reading →

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